Review: could Pentasa cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 6,721 people who have side effects while taking Pentasa from FDA and social media. Among them, 67 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Pentasa (latest outcomes from 6,944 users) has active ingredients of mesalamine. It is often used in crohn's disease.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,847 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 13, 2014: 6,721 people reported to have side effects when taking Pentasa. Among them, 67 people (1.00%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Pentasa when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||0.00%||20.00%||0.00%||40.00%||0.00%||40.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Pentasa * :
|Weight gain||72.86%||27.14% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Pentasa * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||5.17%||15.52%||12.07%||13.79%||27.59%||25.86% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Pentasa ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Crohn's disease (52 people, 77.61%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (12 people, 17.91%)
- Depression (12 people, 17.91%)
- Neuralgia (10 people, 14.93%)
- Inflammatory pain (10 people, 14.93%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Remicade (30 people, 44.78%)
- Humira (18 people, 26.87%)
- Prednisone (14 people, 20.90%)
- Singulair (12 people, 17.91%)
- Omeprazole (11 people, 16.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I have had severe persistent diarrhea for 25 months. Weight loss of 40 pounds. Ater a sigmoidoscopy with biopsies, 2 colonoscopies with biopsies, barium xrays/scans. upper endoscopy - the dianosis was IBD/Chrons from top to bottom. I did 2 courses (each 6 weeks of Entocort EC and then I have been doing Asacol 800mg, 4 times a day for 9 weeks. In the last 3 weeks the diarrhea has subsided, BM's are predictable but I have gained 12 pounds and my entire torso is bloated. (no gas - or pressure) and no pain or discomfort. Is this normal?
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